What part of the pig is breakfast sausage?
A common cut of pork that is used for sausage is pork butt, which is actually from the upper shoulder of the pig. It is also called, Boston butt, Boston shoulder roast, country roast, and shoulder blade roast. Pork butt is well marbled and has a ratio of meat to fat that is ideal for breakfast sausage.
Why does breakfast sausage taste different?
Breakfast sausage is ground and usually heavily seasoned with a blend of spices that includes some mixture of sage, thyme, salt, and pepper. The meat blend in link sausage is generally smoother, while patty sausage is less homogenous (though, to most taste buds, no less delicious).
Should I soak wild hog meat?
Soaking butchered hog parts in an ice water bath for a day or two will mellow out the flavor and give the meat a lighter color. Wild hogs have much less fat than domestic pigs. Less fat means they are also less forgiving when cooked.
How long can a pig hang before butchering?
WHEN AND WHERE TO SLAUGHTER YOUR HOG Most farmers prefer to wait for the chilly days of late fall, or even early winter, before killing swine. You see, the finished carcass must hang and cool for at least 24 hours before the meat can be sectioned and cured or frozen.
How much pork fat do you put in a sausage grind?
Since wild pigs are leaner than their farm-raised cousins, I usually add a bit of pork fat to my sausage grind for better texture and to help the patties hold together while cooking. The amount used depends on just how lean your pork is, but a half pound to a pound of trimmed pork fat to five pounds of lean meat is a good starting point.
What do you do with wild hogs?
One of my favorite things to do with wild hogs, particularly older hogs that may be a bit gamier than their younger kin, is to make sausage. For first-time sausage makers, the simplest sausage to make is a standard American style breakfast sausage.
What’s the best tool to grind sausages?
For breakfast, or any non-casing sausage, a sharp knife and a meat grinder will do. Grinders can be an old style hand-cranked model, or more modern electric versions like the Weston Realtree line.